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Eastern European Front
Prelude to war
In 1810 the British Empire was suffering an economic problems as a result from the Anglo Franco American war which pitted the French republic and the United states against the British empire and her colonies the war end a British defeat and the lost of Canada and their colonies in the Caribbean and France and America forming a union leaving the British in debt to the French and Americans the British government raised taxes to pay the debt but the populace couldn't pay the correct amount so the government had trading companies trade anything to make money the most popular product they had to sell was opium a dried latex obtained from the opium poppy the product was also very harmful the product was in high demand in the Crimea because half the populace was addicted to the drug and people were dying more and more to product but the product brought the British empire out of its economic crisis but then on August 8th, 1810 an event what came to be known as the Sevastopol incident is when a British ship carting opium docked in Sevastopol when an angry mob of citizens attacked the ship and set it on fire and killed most of the crew the surviving crew members were publicly executed the British ordered compensation but the Russian government refused stating the British was poisoning the Crimean citizens and they had to act the next day the British declared war on the Russian empire
The British invasion
The Great Offensive
On September 9th French and American troops liberated Sevastopol and other ports from the British cutting off any chance of reinforcements and supplies leaving Edwards men starving and tired the coalition high command hired German mercenaries to gain more troops and marched into Poland to defeat the British forces in Warsaw the coalition troops soon attacked the city facing fierce resistance from British troops and Polish volunteers the coalition forces soon defeated the British forces causing them to flee to Finland where they were assisted by Finnish rebels looking to gain independence from Russia the coalition forces led by Alexander l marched into Finland and attacked the city of Helsinki defeating Edwards army and forcing him to surrender the British empire unable to send more troops to Russia and facing a rebellion in Ireland and India sued for peace and signed the treaty of Moscow ending opium trade in eastern Europe